Esther Holmes

Female 1831 - 1896  (65 years)


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  • Name Esther Holmes  [1
    Born 1831  Williamsburg, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Oct 1896  Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I4406  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2022 

    Father Peter Holmes,   b. 11 Jul 1788, Pointe Claire, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1874, Gouverneur, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Marquette,   b. 3 Nov 1808, Williamsburg, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1840, Williamsburg, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Between 1824 and 1829  Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5346  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family David Willson Weeks,   b. 7 Apr 1810, Pamelia, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1876, Hermon, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Children 
     1. Alice I. Wicks,   b. 28 Dec 1863, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1931, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     2. John Arthur Wicks,   b. 28 Dec 1863, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1946, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     3. David Walter Wicks,   b. 7 Aug 1867, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955, Winchester, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
     4. Joseph Wicks,   b. 1857, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1882, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F95  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (The 1850 census puts Esther's birth year as 1829; the 1860 census as 1833, the 1880 census as 1832, and her obituary as 1835. I'm using 1831 as a compromise.)

      (Please see notes for Esther's husband, David Weeks, for a detailed summary of their history.)

      - 1850 census: Esther is living with John Emmett, 50, a baker, and his apparent daughter Delia Emmett, 18, in the Town of Oswegatchie, She gives her age as 21. There is no wife shown for John.

      - 1860 US census, 1st ward: Esther gives her age as 27. She is living with her parents Peter and Mary Ann Holmes. Her birthplace is listed as Canada. There is a three-year old child living with the family named Joseph Smith, later identified as Joseph Wicks.

      - 1865 NY state census, house 180, living with the Bean family are David Weeks, 30, identifying himself as Peter Holmes (the name of Esther's father;) his wife Esther Holmes, 29, and their children Joseph, 7; George, 3; and Alice, 3. Esther states that she has three children and has only been married once.

      - 1868: Record, Ogdensburg Methodist Church, August, showing baptism of David Walter Wicks, born August, 1867, son of David and Esther Wicks.

      - 1870 census: Esther is 35, b. NY, residing as Esther Cummings, with David Weeks (identifying himself as James Cummings) 40, a carpenter, b. Canada; and children Joseph, 13, b. Canada; John, 8, b. NY; Alice, 8, b. NY and Walter, 3, b. NY.

      - 1880 US census, 1st Ward, living on Congress St. Esther Wicks is listed as 48 years old, widowed, and living with children, John, 18, a laborer, Alice, 18, married, and Walter, 12. Also living with the family is Alice's husband William C. Walling, 20, a laborer, and his son by Alice, William Wallling, 11 months. Birthplace of the father of Esther's children is Vermont.

      -1882-83 city directory has Mrs. David Wicks, homemaker, at S. Water and Lafayette. Joseph Wicks, laborer, resides over 30 Lake St.; Walter Wicks, laborer, boards with his mother at S. Water and Lafayette; and William Wicks, harness maker, boards at 86 Morris St.

      -1883-84 city directory, Holmes, Esther, widow, homemaker, 170 South Water.

      -1890-91 city directory, John Wicks, laborer, 204 S. Water; William Wicks, harness maker, 29 Washington St.

      - 1894-95 city directory, Mrs. Esther Wicks boards at 166 S. Water with son Walter.

      - 1896 city directory, Mrs. Esther Wicks, homemaker, 72 Congress; Walter Wicks, laborer, boards 72 Congress; John Wicks, laborer, homemaker, 188 S. Water.

      - Oct. 13, 1886, death of Esther Holmes Wicks at age 61. Father was Peter Holmes, mother Mrs. Holmes, both born Canada. Ogd. Advance of Nov. 26, 1896: Esther Wicks died at Ogdensburg Oct. 13, 1896, widow of the late David Wicks, aged 61 years.

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Como-recore.FTW.